The Revolution - Living History in HB Central Park
February 15th & 16th, 2020
The British are coming!
The Huntington Beach Historical Society is proud to host this reenactment of the American Revolution in Huntington Beach Central Park, behind the library, on the site of our annual Civil War Days reenactment. Come experience the founding of our nation with some of the country's finest living history presenters.
As always these events are absolutely free to the public.
Please check back here for schedule updates.
10AM - Event opens to the public
10:30AM - Artillery Demonstration ⚔
10:45 AM - Sword Demonstration - fencing with Major Beaumont ⚔
11AM - The Candlestick Players ✶Conjuring, Theatre, & Puppets
11:30AM -His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔
12PM - Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶
1PM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Lexington - 1775
2PM - Ladies' Mitts Class ✶
2 PM -An Audience with the Founders: ✶
The Drafting of the Declaration of Independency
2:30 PM - A Reading of the Declaration of Independency ✶
2:45PM - The Council of War ✶✶✶ Washington & His Generals
3:15PM - Amigos et frères ✶✶✶ Spain & France in the Revolution
3:30PM -Gen. Von Steuben's Continental Drill✶
4PM - Musick Classics of the 70's and 80's
ft. Dead Man’s Waistcoat ✶
4:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶
4:45PM - The Princeton Muster ✶✶✶ Washington Addresses His Troops
5PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Short Hills - 1777
5:45PM -Feu de Joie, Musketry Competition ⚔
9AM - Church Services (Open to Public) ✶ Led by General Washington
10AM - British Regimental Court Martial 🡩
10:30 AM - Artillery Demonstration ⚔
11AM - FIRST ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Young’s House - 1780
12PM - Sword Demonstration - fencing with Major Beaumont ⚔
12:15PM - Great Moments with Dr. Franklin ✶
12:30PM - The Council of War ✶✶✶ Washington & His Generals
12:45PM - Amigos et frères: Spain & France in the Revolution ✶✶✶
1PM - Gen. Von Steuben's Continental Drill✶
1:15PM - An Audience with the Founders ✶ Foundations of Our New Republic
1:30PM - 18th Century Dancing ✶
2PM - SECOND ENGAGEMENT ⚔ Battle of Cowpens - 1781
3PM - His Majesty's Forces' Manual of Arms ⚔
3:15PM - The Princeton Muster ✶✶✶ Washington Addresses His Troops
3:30PM - Musick Classics of the 70’s & 80’s ✶
ft. Dead Man’s Waiſtcoat
✶Town Square ⚔ On Battlefield ✶✶✶ Washington’s HQ 🡩 British Camp
Reenactor Registration will be five Continental dollars, liability release forms and registration tickets will be available on site at the registration tent.
Above-ground fires only
Setup begins Friday 14 Feb. at 10AM - enter off Gothard between Slater & Talbert Ave.
Separate camps will be designated for His Majesty's forces and the Continental Army.
Civilian impressions welcome
Unit commanders must check in with the event director or reenactor coordinator.
Darrell Rivers, Event Director Darrell.Rivers@HistoricInsights.com
Kelly Rivers, HB Historical Society